Five Star Swing

Location Hertfordshire
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Location Hertfordshire
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Five Star Swing -  as seen on stage in London’s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre and Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity events. The power and excitement of the swing band in full flight!  Featuring Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with the authentic impact of Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble and Jools Holland style Jive!. Performed for “Strictly Dance Fever” runners-up and featured on stage for the national tour of “Bugle Boy” – the Glenn Miller Story. Plus BBC TV "Children in Need".

"They Swing like crazy - Superb !" Sheila Tracy (BBC)

"A formidable Swing Band...beautiful ballads to glorious Big Band sounds !" Tony Parker, Encore Magazine

“.. at the finish, cheers rang out continuously until the house lights came up !"Jim Kennedy, Music Critic

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Five Star Swing is recognised as one of the most versatile and accomplished Jazz and Swing bands in the UK. Whether performing for dancing, listening or major theatre productions, you can be sure that your event will go with a swing! Experienced in all types of functions and Stage Shows, with excellent vocalists and musicians, Five Star Swing creates the vibrant sound of the Big Band era. Style is added to every performance from an exciting repertoire, featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Glenn Miller and Jazz favourites, through to modern day artistes - Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland.

The show is performed by Five Star Swing - an eight-piece band containing three multi-instrumentalists/ vocalists and lead by Chris and Simone Smith.

Chris, who's varied career has taken him from Jazz festivals to ‘Top of the Pops’, uses experience gained in playing and writing for Glenn Miller's Brother (Herb Miller) to bring the songs to life. Saxophonist and Vocalist, Simone, has performed with the ‘New Squadroniares’ and played Lead Alto Saxophone in the later days of the ‘Ivy Benson Show Band’.

Be entertained with hits from the Rat Pack, Glenn Miller and Ella Fitzgerald plus the foot -stomping best of Jazz & Blues - Jools Holland style. This versatile and accomplished Swing Band recreates the exciting sound of the big band days, featuring five saxophones, male and female vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and dynamic rhythm section.

  • 5 – 8 Piece (includes: Vocals, Saxophones, Trumpet, Keyboard, Rhythm Section)


Male Vocal

  • Mr Bojangles
  • It Had To Be You
  • Something Stupid
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • All The Way
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • The Girl From Ippaneima
  • Witchcraft
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • Chicago
  • Come Fly With Me
  • My Kind Of Town
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • How About You
  • Nice And Easy
  • Unforgettable
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • Something Stupid
  • Allright Ok You Win
  • The Way Youy Look Tonight
  • That's Life
  • New York, New York

Female Vocal

  • Don't Get Around Much
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Orange Coloured Sky
  • Get Happy
  • Paper Moon
  • A Foggy Day
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Fever
  • Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • Perfidia
  • I Know Why
  • That Old Devil Called Love
  • All Of Me
  • Cabaret
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Fever
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • NY State Of Mind
  • Glenn Miller
  • In The Mood
  • Don’t Sit Under The Apple Three
  • American Patrol
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Pennsylvania 65000
  • String Of Pearls
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Perfidia
  • I Know Why

Other Big Band Classics

  • Begin The Beguine
  • Opus One
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • Flying Home
  • Jersey Bounce
  • Tequila
  • Parkinson Show Theme
  • It’s You Or No One
  • Salute To The Band Box
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Misty
  • Moose The Mooshe
  • Be-Bop
  • Blues Brothers Medley
  • Dear Hunter Theme
  • War-Time Sing-A-Longs
  • It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
  • Pack Up Your Troubles…
  • We’ll Meet Again
  • Lilli Marlene
  • The White Cliffs Of Dover
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • There’ll Always Be An England
  • A Nightingale Sang In
  • Berkeley Square
  • I’ll Never Smile Again
  • Bless ‘Em All
  • Roll Out The Barrel
  • Run Rabbit Run
  • Wish Me Luck
  • We’re Gonna’ Hang Out The Washing
  • Kiss Me Good Night Sergeant-Major

Jazz & Blues

  • Misty
  • Moose The Mooshe
  • Be-Bop
  • A Night In Tunisia
  • Blues Brothers Medley
  • O.K. Alright You  Win
  • Blue Moon
  • Syrup Of Phiggs
  • Over And Over Again
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Tequila


  • Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Gimmie Some Lovin'
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Think
  • Twistin'
  • Soul Man
  • Midnight Hour
  • Peter Gunn Theme
  • Mustang Sally
  • Rock 'N' Roll Medley
  • Knock On Wood
  • Jailhouse Rock /  Medley
  • I Feel Good
  • Wipe Out
  • Da Do Ron Ron
  • Stop In The Name Of Love
  • Baby Love
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
, Birthday Party, Mulberry House Hotel, Essex

One word - Fantastic!

, Wedding, London

Five Star Swing played for us at our wedding reception. Prior to the event, Chris was prompt and helpful with the arrangements, and was really flexible about our timings, and agreed to play the songs from their song list that we particularly liked. On the day, the band played fantastically - I really enjoyed dancing to the music. Also, our timing changed on the day in a way that meant it would be difficult for the band to take a full break. Chris and the band were really great about this and agreed to shorten their break to fit in with our timings - a testimonial to how flexible they were! We are really grateful for this! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the band.

Past clients include: The Treasury, Labour Party Conference, BBC Children in Need, party for BBC 'Strictly Dance Fever' finalists, BT James Bond themed nights, Blenheim Palace, etc...

Previous venues performed at include: Brentwood Centre - Brentwood, Winding Wheel Theatre - Chesterfield, Pavilion Theatre - Worthing, Winter Gardens Theatre - Ventnor, Gordon Craig Theatre - Stevenage, The Regent Centre - Christchurch, Theatre Royal - Margate, The Castle - Wellingborough, Talk of the Town - Milton Keynes, Hove Centre - Hove, Campus West Theatre - Welywn, The Radlett Theatre - Radlett, Customs House - South Shields, Mowlem Theatre - Swanage, Angel Theatre - Woodbridge, Eric Morecambe Hall - Harpenden, Castle Hall - Hertford, The Elgiva - Chesham, The Harlequin - Redhill, Ben Hall - Rugby, Pavilion - Exmouth, Thameside Theatre - Grays, Camberley Theatre - Camberley, Hazlitt Theatre - Maidstone, library Theatre - Leighton Buzzard, Capitol Theatre - Horsham, Cromer Theatre - Cromer, Barking Theatre -  Barking, Colne Theatre - Colne, Kenneth More Theatre - Ilford, Gravesend - Gravesend, Swan theatre - High Wycombe, Beck Theatre - Hayes, Town Hall Theatre - Hartlepool, Rosehill Theatre - Whitehaven, Alban Arena - St Albans, Empire Theatre - Blackburn, Roses Theatre - Tewesbury, Medina Theatre - Isle of White, Winter Gardens - Margate, Tivoli Theatre - Winbourne, Memorial Theatre - Frome, Lowther Pavilion - Lytham St Anne’s, Hippodrome - Great Yarmouth, Pavilion Theatre - Weymouth, The Playhouse - Weston-super-Mare, Queens Hall - Dunoon, Corran Hall - Oban, Phoenix Theatre - Blyth, Warners Holiday Centres, Broadway Theatre - Peterborough, Spa Pavilion - Felixstowe, Royal Hippodrome Theatre - Eastbourne, Princes Theatre - Clacton, Claire Hall - Heywards Heath, Princess theatre - Hunstanton, Medina Theatre - Isle of Wight, Kings Hall - Hern Bay, Chequer Mead Com' Arts - East Grinstead, Manor Pavilion Theatre - Sidmouth, Queen Mother Theatre - Hitchin, Plinston Hall - Letchworth, Rufus Centre - Flitwick, Wyvern theatre - Swindon, Civic Theatre - Aylesbury, Stantonbury Theatre - Milton Keynes, Norden Arts centre - Maidenhead, Parkway Theatre - Cleethorpes, The Sands - Gainsborough, Spa Theatre - Lemington spa, Thwaites Theatre - Blackburn, Priory Centre - St. Neots.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

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